Saturday, March 22, 2014

Crown Princess Victoria in Tanzania

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has recently wrapped up her trip to Ghana and Tanzania in Africa from March 17th to 21st. After her two days in Ghana Victoria spent three days in Tanzania. As soon as she arrived in Tanzania The Crown Princess and Trade Minister Ewa Bjorling has a meeting with Tanzanian Foreign Minister Bernard Membe to discuss trade with Sweden and Tanzania

Victoria's First evening in Tanzania ended with a dinner at the Swedish Embassy hosted by Swedish Ambassador Lennarth Hjelmåker. Amoung the invited guests were Tanzanian Ministers and Agency heads as well as representatives of Swedish ICT and Energy Companies in Tanzania.

Photo: Stella Pictures
Crown Princess Victoria's second day in Tanzania began at the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) where Crown Princess and Trade Ewa Björling participated in a meeting with, among others, Juliet Kariuki, head TIC, Trade Minister Abdallah Kigoda and investment minister Mary Nagu. The meeting discussed Tanzania's trade policy and business climate and Swedish companies.

Next Victoria vistited WaterAid's activities in Kigamboni outside Dar es Salaam. Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel are patrons for the charity.

Photo: aftonbladet
The evening ended with another receptioat the Swedish Residence for Swedish and Tanzanian business leaders, government officials and agency heads. During the evening the WWF Jihdepris to the organization Mjumita working to preserve forests. 

Photo: Stella Pictures
On Crown Princess Victoria's last day in Tanzania she visited the hospital CCBRT, Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation. CCBRT started as an eye hospital but works with comprehensive care and support to people with disabilities, the hospital also conducts maternal and infant health care.

Photo: Kungahuset
Lastly The Crown Princess went back to the Swedish Embassy for a seminar on young entrepreneurship. Tanzanian entrepreneurs, inspiration and youth organizations provided feedback on what changes need to for more young entrepreneurs to succeed. Among other things, described the organizations Femina Hip and Restless Development how they work to encourage young entrepreneurship.

Photo: Henrik Montgomery / TT

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